I read somewhere that the WaniKani community was very nice. Indeed it is! You guys are so helpful. I have made a couple of posts and you have been so fast to answer, and in such a friendly and helpful manner too.
I’m loving learning kanji with WaniKani, but you guys certainly influenced me a lot to bite the bullet and subscribe for a year.
Learning 2000 kanji and 6000 vocabulary words is such an herculean task. You guys make it possible though!
Yeah, that’s one thing I really like about here. Sure, there’s still sometimes tension, but compared to many other Japanese learning communities cough the Learn Japanese subreddit, wanikani is quite positive.
Yes I noticed… I use a lot of Reddit subs, mostly VR/gaming related, but that Learn Japanese sub is really the most toxic of them all. I can’t quite understand why, with everybody having the same interest.
Agreed. Most topics (especially those made by beginners) get downvoted into oblivion (at best) and/or receive highly negative comments. It’s not much of a learning subreddit if beginners fear to ask questions. I never bothered to post anything there after seeing how most people get treated.
When I first started I tried posting there a couple times but always got removed telling me to read the FAQ, read that page like 4 times by now, it’s not as helpful as they make think.
Though they have a daily thread to ask small questions, that’s the one thing that’s been helpful to me, sometimes I ask a question there.
I don’t actually use r/LearnJapanese very often, actually, it’s the first time I looked at it in like 6 months and I saw TOFUGU TOFUGU TOFUGU right as it loaded, and my first thought was “Oh hey Koichi” lmao.
I haven’t needed to go to that forum tbh at all, because there are so many resources I can find on the WK forums already such as:
My beef with /r/LearnJapanese is they go through waves of trends and become very Hivemindy about things. Like the beginning of the year is always the “New Years Resolution to Learn Japanese Crowd” vs “AJAT” vs “Everyone Else”
Spring to Summer is the “Battle of the Intermediates” where the people that just started in January duke it out with the Intermediates who have been stuck at Intermediate for a long time
Fall and Winter is the Upper Shitstorm. Where JLPT prepers and people who spent an entire year studying start being upset they aren’t the greatest Japanese Speaker despite their efforts and go into January with the newfound perspective or give up and come back 2 years later to say how they took a break and want to try again.